Responding to criticism from former dairy executive Scottie Mayfield, Congressional candidate Weston Wamp said he recorded a March 15 conversation he had with Mayfield for his own protection.
Wamp also said the conversation was supposed to remain private.
"Scottie Mayfield says he thought the conversation was private and it was, until he made it public today. I intended to keep it private; you will have to ask him why he chose to make it public," Wamp said.
Wamp is facing U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.